Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser.
"Schlosser establishes a seminal argument for the true wrongs at the core of modern America." (Publishers Weekly, Starred)
"Schlosser is part essayist, part investigative journalist. His eye is sharp, his profiles perceptive, his prose thoughtful but spare; this is John McPhee behind the counter...." (The Washington Post)
"Fast Food Nation is the kind of book that you hope young people read because it demonstrates far better than any social studies class the need for government regulation, the unchecked power of multinational corporations and the importance of our everyday decisions." (USA Today)
"'Fast Food Nation' is investigative journalism of a very high order. And the fit between the author's reporting and his narrative style is just about perfect. The prose moves gracefully between vignette and exposition, assembling great quantities of data in small areas without bursting at the seams." (Newsday)